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July 2013

Call to Action!

The Army of Corps of Engineers have increased the discharges into the St. Lucie estuary! The St. Lucie cries for your involvement and desperately needs your help. Please join us as we mobilize as a community to put an end once and for all to this terrible injustice.


Current hydrology updates will be presented by Dr. Paul Gray from Audubon of Florida and Mark Perry, Executive Director of Florida Oceanographic Society.


Rivers Coalition public meetings are held at the city of Stuart commission chambers, 121 SW Flagler Ave. Plenty of parking. Come show your support!


Click here to find us on Facebook!

Agenda for Thursday, July 25th

Meeting – Thursday July 25, 2013

6:00pm – 7:30 pm at: City of Stuart Commission Chambers

121 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, Fl 34994


Business Matters

•    Chairman’s Comments - Leon Abood

•    Letter Writing Campaign - Leon Abood

•    Special Presentation - “Current State of Our Hydrology” - Dr. Paul Gray & Mark Perry

•    River Kidz - River Kid, Riley Carlson and Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch

•    Rivers Coalition Defense Fund Update - Charles Grande

•    Speakers Bureau - Todd Weissing  

•    Announcement - Jim Skeoch


Coalition Reports

•    Local Issues & Estuary Water Quality - Mark Perry

•    Indian Riverkeeper Update - Marty Baum

•    WRAC  “Water Resources Advisory Commission” - Mark Perry

•    Federal & State Issues-CERP/IRL & Lake Okeechobee - Kevin Henderson / Dr. Paul Gray

•    ROGER “River of Grass Estuary/Everglades Restoration” - Ted Guy/John Marshall


Government & Agency Progress Reports

•    Martin County - Deborah Drum/Don Donaldson

•    South Florida Water Mgmt District - Boyd Gunsalus

•    FDEP - Jason Storrs      


Rivers Coalition public meetings are held at the city of Stuart commission chambers, 121 SW Flagler Ave.


Your attendance and involvement is more important now than ever!


Upcoming Meetings

Aug 29 11:00am-12:30pm

Sep 26 11:00am-12:30pm

Oct 24 (night meeting) 6:00pm-7:30pm

The River Has a Voice and It Is Yours!

SPEAK UP FOR THE RIVER! Sign our petition, let your voice be heard!


Let's Restore the Florida Everglades


Stop Wasteful, Harmful Discharges to Sea. Send Excess Lake Okeechobee Water South instead of destroying our Coastal Estuaries.


We petitioners urgently ask that government agencies stop discharging unnatural flows from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River and restore the historic River of Grass southward.


Please pass along to everyone you know!


Please join this campaign: Click Here to Sign - Make a difference!


Click here to find us on Facebook!

Our mission is to speak out, get involved, and raise awareness  because we believe kids should have a voice in the future of our rivers.


The River Kidz are raising awareness, our FaceBook numbers

keep growing, we now have 412 friends. We are continuing to

work on our workbook for the Kidz and are planning for our

annual event in September.


Please friend us on Facebook or go to to learn about all the cool things your River Kidz are doing!


10 Things Every River Kid Should Know!

Click here to view/download the PDF


How to Become a RiverKidz Member!

Click here to become a member.


Follow RiverKidz on Facebook!

Click here for Facebook.

Check out what we are up to!

Click here for the calendar.

Ian's Tropical Grill Supports the River!

Come out and have a drink at Ian's Tropical Grill on East Ocean in the Stracuzzi Plaza, near Carson's.


Ian's Tropical Grill will donate $2.00 each for two choice drinks; the Indian River Lagoon and the Okeechobee Releases.


On the right, the Indian River Lagoon and on the left The Okeechobee Release!

Both are delicious!

Rivers Coalition is a Eco-Voice Sponsor!

How to Become a Member?


Membership is free! If you are interested in helping save the environment of SW Florida, you may join Eco-voice by going to and selecting subscribe.


Click Here to Join Eco-Voice on FaceBook.

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Thank you for all your support.


Editor: Jessica Briske


PO Box 2627

Stuart, Fl 34995





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